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Another man jumps White House fence, is apprehended on lawn by K'9 squad

5 hours 57 min ago
Washington Post, by Jerry Markon and Julie Zauzmer Posted By: Drive- Thu, 23 13 2014 01:13:43 GMT A man jumped the White House fence Wednesday night and was taken into custody after being bitten by a guard dog, officials said, just weeks after another fence jumper made it deep into the executive mansion amid a series of security failures. Secret Service agents and K'9 units quickly apprehended the latest fence jumper, who authorities identified as Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Md. He was taken to a hospital with injuries from a dog bite, and charges against him were pending, authorities said. Two of the Secret Service dogs — named Hur

Joan Didion documentary: Griffin Dunne on telling his aunt´s story

5 hours 57 min ago
Los Angeles Times, by Amy Kaufman Posted By: Drive- Thu, 23 11 2014 01:11:13 GMT Joan Didion is famously press'shy. Now 79 and frail, she rarely grants in'depth interviews, even skipping glamorous events held in her honor. Which is why her nephew, the actor Griffin Dunne, was taken aback when the author readily agreed to let him make a documentary about her. “I laid it out for her, and then there was this four'second pause '' an unreadable pause,” he recounted. “And she just said, ‘All right.’ And I said, ‘All right to this?’ And she said, ‘Yeah.’ Like, don’t make me say ‘yes’ again.”

Communism for Kids

5 hours 57 min ago
National Review Online, by Tim Cavanaugh Posted By: Desert Fox- Thu, 23 10 2014 01:10:55 GMT If you’ve been wondering what to get for your favorite child this non'denominational Christmas, a Teutonic author of kid lit is here to help. Kreuzberg'based performance artist and writer Bini Adamczak’s 2004 Kommunismus: Kleine Geschichte, wie endlich alles anders wird will be appearing soon in English translation, according to The New Inquiry. The children’s book tells of a series of struggles by a ragtag group against a powerful and multifarious foe — like the Harry Potter series, but without a Voldemort: “In my book there is no evil character,” Adamczak tells Critical Theory. “However, the process of reification is represented in

Mexican mayor and wife wanted over disappearance of 43 students

5 hours 57 min ago
Reuters, by Staff Posted By: Drive- Thu, 23 08 2014 01:08:53 GMT A Mexican mayor and his wife were the “probable masterminds” behind the disappearance of 43 student teachers last month, the country’s attorney general has said as he issued arrest warrants for the pair. The students went missing on 26 September from Iguala in the south-western state of Guerrero after they clashed with police. The incident sent shockwaves across Mexico and undermined President Enrique Peña Nieto’s claims that Mexico is getting safer under his watch. So far, federal authorities have arrested 52 people in connection with the incident, including dozens of police with links to a gang called Guerreros Unidos, or United Warriors.

Probe: Athletes took fake classes at University of North Carolina

5 hours 57 min ago
Reuters, by Marti Maguire Posted By: Drive- Thu, 23 06 2014 01:06:32 GMT More than 3,000 students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received credit for fake classes over an 18'year period as part of a program that allowed many of them to remain eligible to play sports, according to a report released on Wednesday. The investigation by former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein is the latest of several attempts to unravel allegations of academic fraud involving student'athletes at a university known for both its academic rigor and athletics. "This is a very complex organization that needed oversight at every step of the way, and it didn´t exist," Wainstein said at a news

Suspected killer in Ottawa shootings had a disturbing side

6 hours 16 min ago
Globe and Mail (Canada), by Colin Freeze and Les Perreaux Posted By: Drive- Thu, 23 04 2014 01:04:40 GMT Michael Zehaf'Bibeau, the slain 32'year'old suspected killer of a Canadian Forces soldier near Parliament Hill, was a labourer and small'time criminal – a man who had had a religious awakening and seemed to have become mentally unstable. Mr. Zehaf'Bibeau was born in 1982 and was the son of Bulgasem Zehaf, a Quebec businessman who appears to have fought in 2011 in Libya, and Susan Bibeau, the deputy chairperson of a division of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board. The two were divorced in 1999.

What election? Big 3 networks ignore anti'Obama election

6 hours 35 min ago
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard Posted By: Desert Fox- Thu, 23 04 2014 01:04:22 GMT The nation’s Big Three TV networks that breathlessly reported the 2006 anti'Bush election which gave Democrats control of Capitol Hill have practically ignored this year’s anti'Obama midterms that are expected to return full control of the Hill to the GOP. A new and exhaustive Media Research Center analysis compared the last seven weeks of CBS, NBC and ABC news coverage with the same period in 2006 and found a 6'1 disparity between the Democratic election wave and the current election. The story count: 159'25. The worst offender is ABC’s newly'renamed “World News Tonight.” The show hasn’t aired a single story. By comparison

Special report: America´s perpetual state of emergency

6 hours 53 min ago
USA Today, by Gregory Korte Posted By: Desert Fox- Thu, 23 00 2014 01:00:24 GMT WASHINGTON — The United States is in a perpetual state of national emergency. Thirty separate emergencies, in fact. An emergency declared by President Jimmy Carter on the 10th day of the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979 remains in effect almost 35 years later. A post'9/11 state of national emergency declared by President George W. Bush — and renewed six times by President Obama — forms the legal basis for much of the war on terror. Tuesday, President Obama informed Congress he was extending another Bush'era emergency for another year, saying "widespread violence and atrocities" in the Democratic Republic of Congo "pose an unusual and

An Affair to Remember

6 hours 53 min ago
Wall Street Journal, by Editorial Posted By: Desert Fox- Thu, 23 56 2014 12:56:42 GMT As Hillary and Bill Clinton prepare for another White House ramble, the country is fated to endure more than a few 1990s flashbacks, often including attempts to whitewash the real history. The latest character to re'emerge is Monica Lewinsky, the former intern who is doffing her beret to reinvent herself as an anti'cyberbullying activist. In a speech this week at a Forbes magazine conference that went viral on the Web, Ms. Lewinsky describes herself as a “survivor” of online abuse—she became “the creature from the media lagoon.” As the worst abusers, she cited Matt Drudge and the New York Post, which

The Good News About Offshore Oil Rigs

6 hours 53 min ago
Townhall, by Jonah Goldberg Posted By: Judy W.- Thu, 23 54 2014 12:54:48 GMT Never let it be said that Mother Nature doesn´t appreciate irony. A new study led by researchers at Occidental College and the University of California at Santa Barbara has found that the oil platforms dotting the California coast are fantastic for sea life. In a 15'year study, researchers found that the ecosystems that build up around artificial rigs host 1,000 percent more fish and other sea life than natural habitats such as reefs and estuaries. The California rigs outstripped even famously rich ecosystems such as the coral reefs of French Polynesia.

Palin the Piñata

7 hours 11 min ago
National Review Online, by Charles C. W. Cooke Posted By: Desert Fox- Thu, 23 53 2014 12:53:01 GMT As should now be clear to all who follow my work, I do not like Sarah Palin. I never have. I didn’t like her when she was chosen as John McCain’s vice'presidential nominee, I didn’t like her when she became an ersatz television star and part'time political rabble'rouser, and I don’t like her now, in the waning days of her fame. Her speech to the National Rifle Association in 2013 was a rambling, self'parodic disaster, all sentiment and no substance; and her offering to the following year’s convention was somehow even worse — an indulgent, alienating piece of ostensibly impromptu

One Bad Apple: Obama and his Influence

7 hours 29 min ago
American Thinker, by Deana Chadwell Posted By: Desert Fox- Thu, 23 46 2014 12:46:07 GMT From the beginning America has worked to avoid the tyranny of the monarchy; our forefathers saw up close and personal the disastrous effects of a king gone bad. George III (1738 to 1820) reigned for almost 60 years '' which would have been bad enough without the fact that for the last 10 or those years George was stark raving mad. We’re only 6 years into a presidency gone bad and I, for one, am profoundly thankful that there won’t be another 50+ years of this terrifying laughingstock of a regime. Barack Obama has created so much havoc with his ideology

Kerry: ´Hopeful That We Can Avoid ... Another Cold War´ With Russia

7 hours 29 min ago
Weekly Standard, by Jeryl Bier Posted By: Desert Fox- Thu, 23 44 2014 12:44:50 GMT While some in Congress have warned that Russian involvement in Ukraine portends a "looming" new cold war, Obama administration officials have for the most part brushed off the comparison. The president himself flatly said in July in response to a reporter´s question regarding the Ukrainian situation, "No, it’s not a new Cold War." But in Germany for a remembrance of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry seemed less sanguine about the current state of relations with Russia. While he did say that "we are very hopeful that we can avoid" a new Cold

Mexican mayor and wife wanted over disappearance of 43 students

7 hours 29 min ago
Guardian (Reuters in Mexico), by Staff Posted By: Flyright- Thu, 23 44 2014 12:44:45 GMT A Mexican mayor and his wife were the “probable masterminds” behind the disappearance of 43 student teachers last month, the country’s attorney general has said as he issued arrest warrants for the pair. The students went missing on 26 September from Iguala in the south'western state of Guerrero after they clashed with police. The incident sent shockwaves across Mexico and undermined President Enrique Peña Nieto’s claims that Mexico is getting safer under his watch. So far, federal authorities have arrested 52 people in connection with the incident, including dozens of police with links to a gang called Guerreros Unidos, or United Warriors.

Those ´Potty Mouthed Princesses´

7 hours 29 min ago
American Thinker, by Lauri B. Regan Posted By: Desert Fox- Thu, 23 40 2014 12:40:11 GMT It is not very often that I am speechless. But after watching the video Potty Mouthed Princesses Drop F'Bombs for Feminism by FCKH8.com [not embedded, but click here if you have the stomach], I was pretty close. Now, having watched it a couple of times to help dilute the intended shock factor, I have my voice back '' but I still feel sick. I was raised in a matriarchal family in which my mother was one of four girls and I was one of three. I married into a patriarchal family where testosterone dominated the family discussions. The combination led to

And There They Go Again — Liberals Play the Race Card

7 hours 45 min ago
American Spectator, by Jeffrey Lord Posted By: Desert Fox- Thu, 23 38 2014 12:38:08 GMT There they go again indeed, right on schedule. From MSNBC to the Georgia Senate election to a memo from an ex'Obama pollster, the age'old race card has reared its ugly head again. The difference this time? An increasing number of Americans, some of them prominent, are calling out the perpetrators. Let’s start with MSNBC. Take a look at this from Bill O’Reilly who opened his Fox show the other night with a clip from — where else? — Chris Matthews’s Hardball. As Matthews sits on'camera quietly sipping something from a cup during a discussion on Ebola and ISIS, MSNBC regular Howard Fineman,

Politico´s Poll and Conservative Strength

7 hours 45 min ago
American Thinker, by Bruce Walker Posted By: Desert Fox- Thu, 23 35 2014 12:35:57 GMT Every national poll by every recognized polling organization shows that conservatives dramatically outnumber liberals in America. For a covertly leftist establishment media, complete with organs of subtle propaganda and selective misinformation, the best strategy for handling the uncomfortable fact of a conservative majority in America is to hide or at least contort it. Treating conservatives like a despised minority is the very heart of leftist demonology. The left purports to represent America and claims vast powers because it is the champion of ordinary people. Terms like “radical right wing” and “extreme conservative” are the essence of leftist rhetoric. It is inconceivable

Obama: They Still Don´t Get Who He is

7 hours 45 min ago
American Thinker, by Lloyd Marcus Posted By: Desert Fox- Thu, 23 31 2014 12:31:55 GMT Over twenty nations and counting have a travel ban to stop the spread of Ebola. Senators, Congressmen, radio talk show hosts and assorted pundits on both sides of the aisle are clamoring for President Obama to implement a travel ban from Ebola hot zone countries. Stopping potential Ebola carriers from entering our country is only common sense. I chuckled upon hearing Bill O´Reilly say that when one more American is reported to be infected, Obama will surely implement a travel ban. Even after six years, Mr. O´Reilly is still credulous about who Obama truly is. Remember the programmed cyborg assassin played by

U.S. misinformed Congress, public on immigrant release

7 hours 45 min ago
USA Today, by Brad Heath Posted By: StormCnter- Thu, 23 09 2014 12:09:06 GMT New records contradict the Obama administration´s assurances to Congress and the public that the 2,200 people it freed from immigration jails last year to save money had only minor criminal records. The records, obtained by USA TODAY, show immigration officials released some undocumented immigrants who had faced far more serious criminal charges, including people charged with kidnapping, sexual assault, drug trafficking and homicide. The release sparked a furor in Congress. Republican lawmakers accused the Obama administration of setting dangerous criminals free. In response, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it had released "low'risk offenders who do not have serious criminal records," a

99 ways to boost pensions in California''at public cost

7 hours 45 min ago
Los Angeles Times, by Melody Petersen and Mark Lifsher Posted By: Fiesta del sol- Thu, 23 50 2014 10:50:19 GMT Directing traffic is part of a police officer´s job, and in the city of Fountain Valley, keeping cars moving comes with a $145 monthly bonus — and a bigger pension. Fountain Valley officers can also pump up their pensions by working with police dogs or mentoring schoolchildren. Those who stay in shape get as much as $195 more each month.All these perks boost officers´ salaries and add thousands of dollars to taxpayer'funded pensions for years to come.The California Public Employees´ Retirement System made these higher pensions possible. The nation´s biggest public pension fund voted in August to adopt a list